BOOK: "Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen "
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Pacific Lutheran University's Chris Knutzen Hall. For more information , call Pacific Lutheran University, 253-531-6900.
Do you know that organic doesn't mean fresh, natural or independently produced?
Did you know that the advent of commercial agriculture and mass-manufactured food has led American eaters down a path to obesity and disease while undermining the local economies of farming communities and, in many cases, encouraging the exploitation of both labor and natural resources?
Do you know about the pesticide industry's influence on government regulation and the extent of its pollution in our waterways and bodies?
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Anna Lappe will tell you. She's the co-author of "Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen." She'll speak from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Lutheran University's Chris Knutzen Hall.
Lappe is the daughter of writer Francis Moore Lappé (Diet for a Small Planet) and medical ethicist Marc Lappé. Her co-author, Bryant Terry, is a described as a chef and food justice activist.
"Grub" makes an argument for adopting a healthful and ethical grub lifestyle. To the lifestyle end, "Grub" includes recipes and a playlist of music to cook by.
Lappe and Terry are currently filming "The Endless Feast," a 13-episode series that explores the connection between the earth and the food on our plates. It's supposed air on PBS in the spring.